Sea Green Silk Crepe Chitons, Unknown Work, Denishawn (set of seven)

Costume

Identifier
C-194_1-7
Date:
1920s
Description:
Seven sea green silk crepe chiton style dresses. Worn by female members of the Denishawn Company in an unknown work. These costumes were possibly worn in The Prophetess: An Allegorical Dance Drama from 1931.

Item Details:
Each chiton consists of a v-neck dress caught under the bust and around the hips with bands of elastic. The bottom third of the dress is split into one panel at the back and three at the front.

C-194_1 A cotton label is inscribed with Sherbon (Elizabeth Sherbon).
C-194_2 A cotton label is inscribed with Mary (possibly Mary Tree)
C-194_3 A cotton label is inscribed with Ruth Keyes (Ruth Mary Keyes).
C-194_4 A cotton label is inscribed with Doris (?)
C-194_5 No name.
C-194_6 A cotton label is inscribed with Grace (possibly Grace Carson).
C-194_7 A cotton label is inscribed with Kamman (Ruth Kamman).
Extent:
7
Medium:
Silk, Elastic

Related Entities
Sherbon, Elizabeth (worn by)
Denishawn Company (worn by)
Related collections
Ted Shawn Costume Collection
Related Storage Locations
Costume Box 035